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Reyna, Cherundolo Return to Action with Their Clubs

CHICAGO (April 8, 2006) - The bright spot in Manchester City's 2-1 loss to Tottenham today was the return to action of U.S. captain Claudio Reyna, who's third stint on the injured reserve list this year thankfully proved to be short one.

Reyna had missed three matches after injuring his shoulder on March 18 against Wigan, and put in 79 minutes of work Saturday at White Hart Lane. Manchester City sit in the bottom half of a densely packed mid-table in the EPL, their 40 points from 33 matches keeping them 12 ahead of the relegation fighters, and conversely only eight points behind seventh-place Bolton.

Meantime in Germany, Hannover vice-captain Steve Cherundolo has shaken off a calf injury that kept him out of two contests to go the distance in their 0-0 draw at FSV Mainz. The point keeps Hannover just under the midway line in the Bundesliga table, equidistant at eight points between the relegation zone and a UEFA Cup spot.

Mainz striker Conor Casey started his second straight match after recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the 2005 Gold Cup last July.

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